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Celebration of Life for Bill Hard

We will Miss You Buddy!

Octoberfest 2008With the passing of our close friend, Bill Hard,  we will be holding a Celebration of Life in our Courtyard on Wednesday May 24th from 5 to 6pm for a toast of champagne. All who would like to honor Bill’s memory please stop by.

With Much Appreciation and Love,

Jason Suzor

We are no longer doing wine tastings

We have currently suspended the wine tastings. If we bring them back we will let you know. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you.

Best Summer Spots To Fish In Florida

Best Summer Spots To Fish In Florida Florida is one of the most popular states in the country when it comes to finding a place to fish. And when the summer season rolls around, there are a plethora of different spots that you can check out, each offering a unique set of fish and a different environment. Fish caught in Florida can make for a delicious meal or a great trophy—it’s really up to you. More than ever, those vacationing in Florida are also making their fishing hobby a part of the trip. Here are some of the best summer spots to fish in the state of Florida: 1.       Long Key State Park Long Key State Park can be found in the Florida Keys. It has about 60 campsites and is a popular venue for fly and kayak fishing. A fun option for children is handfeeding the tarpon at Robbie’s Marina, which is relatively close to Long Key State Park. 2.       Lake Okeechobee Lake Okeechobee is known across the state as the best place for bass fishing. Both the Bassmaster Elite Series and FLW Tour are located at Lake Okeechobee, and there are resorts and restaurants at various spots around the lake, along with campgrounds and RV parks.  3.       Key West Key West is more than just one of the top vacation spots in the state. It is also one of the best places for offshore fishing. Fish such as tarpon, tuna, marlin, sailfish, and bonefish are all available in Key West—and since the environment stays at a relatively warm temperature, you’ll find the same types of fish year round. 4.       Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale is known as a hotbed for fishing. The town has a dedicated and detailed canal system, and is home to a variety of different species. Snappers, groupers, swordfish, sailfish, and wahoo are all out in the waters, making Fort Lauderdale a popular option for those looking at catching different types of fish.

Our Annual Halloween Spooktacular Tasting Party

Our weekly wine tasting combined with a fantastic costume party. Prizes are awarded for the best and most original costumes and the chef creates some definitely different appetizers. One of our favorite days each year, the costumes keep getting better than ever.

Thanksgiving

We will not be having a tasting this week as we will be closed so that our staff may enjoy a holiday with their family.

Salsa Tasting

Join us for a chance to sample a variety of different salsas paired with an assortment of wines and beers. One of our most popular events last year, this tasting gives us a chance to explore all of the different flavors available to enhance our meals or as dips for hors-d’oeuvres. Guests are welcome to prepare their own favorite salsa as well.

Taste of the NFL II

Great wines for a good cause. Taste an Argentine chardonnay, a fantastic New Zealand sauvignon blanc, then compare two Argentine malbecs, one a rich reserva, and lastly a Sonoma Cabernet with a Napa Cabernet. The good cause – sponsored by the NFL – 6 meals for the homeless in the USA with every purchase. All of the wines will be available to take home at great prices. Chef promises delicious tailgating fare to go with it. Join us for a fun time.

Wines of Italy

We will offer a sparkling prosecco, two whites – a trebbiano and a pinot grigio – followed by three reds – montepulciano, barbera and a dolcetto – all offered with some of the chefs’ superb appetizers.

Tonight’s Wine Tasting Postponed due to rain

We apologize for the late notice but because of inclement weather we have postponed tonight’s wine tasting until June 28th.

Wine Blending Dinner

A meet and greet starts the evening with Franciscan Sauvignon Blanc and hors-d’oeuvres, followed by a short presentation by Jennifer Hoffman of Constellation Wines describing the wine blending process. Each participant will then blend their own glasses of wine. We then will sit down to a sumptuous four course dinner paired with the delicious wines of Franciscan.